Templates are HTML snippets that make up the layout of your board, which are stored in the database. Templates are a very important part of your forum’s style.
Usually each theme has its own templates, but multiple themes can use the same template set too. Every template set contains all of the templates that make up your forum’s layout.
Templates are located at your Admin Control Panel -> Templates & Style -> Templates.
Global & Themes Templates
There have 2 types of templates: global templates, which are used by all themes and theme templates (they are named
<theme name> Templates).
Global templates are used in all styles. They are usually templates added by plugins or similar.
These templates are used by themes at your forum. Usually, every each theme has its own templates, as they can be changed for each theme.
When you click
<theme name> Templates or Default templates, you will get a list of all template sets (or template groups).
Here you can expand sets and find template files when you click on a template group name, or Expand right to it.
There are a few templates in each template set.
Template sets and their purpose can be figured out when you see a template, but here’s a brief explanation of each group:
Templates for viewing annoucements and editing them
Templates used by the calendar. Templates for view calendar, adding events, calendar moderation options, calendar jump options, and other calendar options.
Edit Post Templates
Templates for edit post page, delete post, disable smilies, reason of edit.
Error Message Templates
Error pages (no permission page, attachment error…)
Footer templates and footer links like contact us, dropdowns at bottom such as theme or language select
Forum Bit Templates
Templates for display forums at forums page. From status icon, forum name, description, moderators, thread and post count, last post…
Forum Display Templates
Everything that you see in forums, including announcements, threads, new threads, thread sort order, forum passwords, rules, search forum, thread list, thread rating, subforums, forum inline moderation tools, sticky threads, thread icons…
Forum Jump Templates
Forum jump dropdown wich can be found on many pages of your site.
Templates applied at all pages such as warnings, moderation notices, join requests, new PMs, alerts.
Templates used by the whole header, visible at all pages: logo, PM link, quick search, header links for portal, member list etc. And the “welcome block” (“Welcome back, Bob!”, User CP…)
Index Page Templates
Things shown on index page like statistics, who is online, and birthdays.
Manage Group Templates
Template for managing groups, adding users, leaders, join requests, removing users…
Member List Templates
Templates for the member list
These templates are used for user profile, registration, password reset page, COPPA form, contact, other fields, moderation at user profile and warning.
Templates for buddy popup, help section, search, smileys and it’s popup, syndication and who posted.
For inline and standard moderation options used in forum like split, merge, deleting, delayed moderation, thread notes…
Moderation Control Panel Templates
Templates for whole modcp and all options in it.
Multiple Pagination Templates
The links used throughout to navigate through listings with more than one page of results.
The navigation bar telling you where in the forum you are (for instance, “Your Forums / User Control Panel”). This is also the breadcrumb.
New Reply Templates
Templates for new reply in threads and preview of thread while writing new reply.
New Thread Templates
Templates for creating a new thread and posting a poll.
Templates for making and editing a poll and its options
Templates for your portal (
<your site url>/portal.php).
Post Bit Templates
Templates for individual posts, for showing users’ profiles in them, attachments, thumbnails, reply, warn…
Post Icon Templates
Templates for post icon when writing a reply or opening a new thread
Templates for attachments, captcha, save as draft while posting.
Print Thread Templates
Templates for the printer-friendly thread view
Private Messaging Templates
Templates for private messaging - for search, PM folders and their editing, writing PMs and sending them, PM tracking, and other things related to PMs.
Templates for reporting (messages, threads…).
Templates for the reputation system: giving reputation, reasons, deleting, reporting them…
Templates for search, showing search results and moderating them.
Send Thread Templates
Templates for the “Send Thread to a Friend” function.
Show Forum Team Templates
Templates for showing the forum team: forum moderators, what forums they moderate, groups they are in, etc…
Show Thread Templates
Template for viewing a thread, poll for it (adding poll, deleting, results, edit), moderating thread (inline moderation), similar threads, view notes, users browsing.
Smilie Inserter Templates
The inserter for smilies on the post pages.
Templates for the forum statistics page
User Control Panel Templates
Templates for the User CP and all functions in it.
Video MyCode Templates
Templates for adding video via MyCode to post via YouTube, Facebook etc.
Warning System Templates
Templates for forum warning system - for warning users, revoke warnings…
Who’s Online Templates
Templates for online users now and who is online today.
Templates for the AJAX features on your forum (buddy select and inline posting).
Other miscellaneous templates that do not need a group, as well as your own custom templates.